Miramar Beach, Fla. (May 27, 2014) – The 12th annual Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic, presented by Mojo Sportswear Company and Orca Coolers, is scheduled to take place June 18-22 at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, located in Florida’s scenic Panhandle region.
Timed to coincide with the peak of the Gulf Coast’s blue marlin season, and located at the area’s number-one ranked resort destination, the Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic at Sandestin (ECBC) has set the precedent for world-class sportfishing tournaments. The event has been ranked #5 in the top ten big-money tournaments by Marlin magazine and gave away more than $1.4 million in 2013. ECBC currently holds the record as the richest tournament in the Gulf, and with more than 27 optional entry levels, there are plenty of ways to win a piece of the pie.
The ECBC is sanctioned by both international and regional tournament series and competitions including the World Billfish Series, Offshore World Championship, Gulf Coast Triple Crown Championship and InTheBite’s Captain of the Year Cup. This popular tournament is a supporter of The Billfish Foundation, Sandestin Foundation for Kids, Harvest House/Hosanna House and Reel Life Adventures.
Tournament week at Sandestin offers something for everyone, from family activities, special events and sponsor exhibits to the spectacular weigh-ins at Baytowne Marina Friday and Saturday nights. All of Sandestin’s lodging options provide easy access to dining, shopping, world-famous sugar sand beaches and other area attractions.
MOJO Sportfishing Gear, the presenting sponsor for the fourth year in a row is joined this year by ORCA Coolers. MOJO will be featuring its sportfishing line at the tournament which offers everything from surfer inspired moisture-wick fabrics to cutting edge marine life graphics. ORCA will be showing off its virtually indestructible coolers – every fisherman’s best friend. Other major sponsors include Visit South Walton, Wind Creek Casino & Hotel-Atmore, Bluewater Yacht Sales & Bertram, Florida Detroit Diesel-Allison & MTU, Galati Yacht Sales & Viking Yachts and Costa Sunglasses. This year’s feature artist is Amber M. Moran and News Channel 7 (WJHG-TV NBC) will once again be covering the action. The tournament website, www.fishecbc.com, will have live webcams and scoring during the event so fans can follow the action.
Originally Published By: Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic